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The first known inhabitants of this region were the Gauls. The city was burned by the Normans in 858, and again occupied by them in 1168. In 1204, King Philip II Augustus of France captured Tulle from the Angevins; his son Louis VIII lost it soon afterwards, but regained it around 1215. During the Hundred Years' War, it fell into English hands; at which time much damage was caused to its buildings through occupation forces and looting (1370). The towns defences were strengthened by Charles VII's commander Bertrand du Guesclin who built a castle on top of a hill overlooking both banks of the Corrèze River that is still there today (the Tour de la Reine Jeanne). During 1429–1431 they were rebuilt with stronger ramparts and six gates including Porte Royale facing Bordeaux: "Tulle took its present form early in 14th century when Charles VII fortified town against an expected attack from Aquitaine".